Posts Tagged ‘Google+’

All the right words, just not necessarily in the right order!

Tuesday, June 16th, 2015

Ah, the perils of Google translate!

I have alerts set up with Google to let me know when terms such as ‘Baby Feed Wheel’, ‘Baby Medicine Wheel’ ‘Get Well Wheel’ ‘Chiggs’ etc etc are mentioned on the web, and I had a corker pop into my inbox recently. Looking into it, this is from a website that has been set up (by a non-English speaker!) to use a lot of keywords and get people to visit the site and click on adverts. Not a problem, there are a lot of them about, but it looks like this one has lobbed our description of the Baby Feed Wheel into a translation tool, with a rather interesting result…

What’s a Youngster Feed Wheel?
The Baby Feed Wheel is a really useful nursery merchandise for model spanking new mom and father that helps them keep monitor of baby’s boy’s feeding events – merely flip the numbered dial to doc the time when baby has his or her milk feed. Whether or not or not by way of the sleep interrupted night time time time, or the sleep deprived daytime when there are so many totally different points to think about, the Youngster Feed Wheel provides a clear reminder of the time of your Youngster’s Boy’s remaining feed.

Youngster Feed Wheel :-)

Youngster Feed Wheel 🙂

New Facebook regs, and a recommendation.

Monday, January 14th, 2013

A new Facebook rule comes in to force tomorrow that will affect business pages. Facebook have always had rules about the content of the overlay writing allowed on the cover photo for business pages, such as 

no price, discounts or purchase information, (eg 22% off)

No  contact details- website address, email, mailing address etc should be put in your page ‘About’ section rather than printed on the cover image

You can’t refer to Facebook features – so no putting a big arrow on your cover picture pointing to the ‘Like’ button.

The new rule that comes in to force tomorrow (15th January) limits the amount of writing you can put on your cover picture to 20% (or one fifth of the total area).

I’ve been playing with a free picture editor called PicMonkey ( www.picmonkey.com ) It’s really easy to use (if I can, anyone can!) and makes it very easy to crop photos and add wording. I made a collage for the Chiggs Wheels facebook page cover, and added some text (hopefully adhering to the new regulations!) to a picture of Windsor Castle to use as a cover for the A Royal Baby Blog facebook page and Google+ page . I can recommend Picmonkey for ease of use, and great results. If your Facebook cover page needs changing to keep in line with the new facebook rules, take a look.